Perth Symphonic Chorus to mark 20th anniversary at Matilda Bay Restaurant


The Perth Symphonic Chorus members (l-r), Christine Kang, Marama Garland, Cara Fesjian, Kalon Ford and Anne Johnston are ready to celebrate. Picture: Jon Bassett
The Perth Symphonic Chorus members (l-r), Christine Kang, Marama Garland, Cara Fesjian, Kalon Ford and Anne Johnston are ready to celebrate. Picture: Jon Bassett

THE Floreat-based Perth Symphonic Chorus’ 20th anniversary will be celebrated at the Matilda Bay Restaurant in Crawley next week.

“When you are a member of the chorus there is camaraderie, beautiful singing and perform with others quality music,” inaugural member Anne Johnston (71) said.

The Chorus of about 80 singers was established in 1997 to bring choral music to a wider audience, including performing pieces such as Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Requiem and Rachmaninoff’s Vespers.

In 2004 the chorus went to New York to join an international choir singing Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Carnegie Hall.

It has performed in Vienna, Salzburg, Prague and Budapest, and it will perform Messiah to celebrate the Perth Concert Hall’s 40th anniversary in December.

“That’s exactly whey I joined, for the attraction of singing beautiful music,” chorus member Marama Garland said

N Tickets for the Perth Concert Hall anniversary are at www.perthconcerthall.com.au or www.perthsymphonicchorus.com.au.

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